Good morning, poets and poetry lovers! We’re proud to announce the official release of our 20-page Inaugural Newsletter. For the past four months, we have worked tirelessly on this (our first) official project! With a host of advice from experts with newsletter experience, and kind donations from generous souls, as well as help from some great poets, we were able to complete this splendid project!
There are five main sections in this 20-page newsletter:
First: Rejection-The Anguishes of Denial, where we invited six poets to write a poem (20 lines or less) about “rejection.”
Second: When Submitting for Publication-an article by Charles Banks, Jr offering a few points of advice about the submission process.
Third: Health and Wellness-Afsaneh Derakhshan and Rakh Solid offer mental and physical health advice.
Fourth: Poet to Poet-a casual conversation between poets Charles Banks, Jr. and Melissa Medina about poetry and the publishing business.
Fifth: Poet’s Sense-two poets (Colin Gilbert and Jasmine Aequitas) were invited to write a poem about “Miley Cyrus.”
*If you are interested in reading our inaugural newsletter, please sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just ask for a copy!
Spilt Ink Poetry would like to thank everyone who offered advice, contributions, and support for the creation of our inaugural newsletter. Thanks to Afsaneh Derakhshan and Rakh Solid for granting us permission to highlight her crusade to educate people about leading healthy lives. Thanks to the six poets who provided poems for our “Rejection” section: Fernando Gallegos, Rosalynn Ritchie, Michelle Jordan, Davey Ferchow, Cameron Jiménez, and Alisha Attella. Also, thanks to Colin Gilbert and Jasmine Aequitas for their poems in our “Poet’s Sense” section. For their advice on newsletter creations, we’d like to thank both Katie Cortez and Miranda Innaimo. For their kind donations, we’d like to extend our gratitude to Fernando Gallegos, Miranda Innaimo, and Lanisha Easter. And to our faithful followers on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter, your support is greatly appreciated!
– Spilt Ink Poetry